“Is the digital signage industry leaning more toward player-less displays than the traditional approach of media player and display? Are there any concerns about performance when going with a SoC display?”
Yes, we see a trend moving toward SoC and player-less signage solutions. Today, we still deploy more systems with players than without due to processing power and supported operating systems. As display technology improves, we will see increased adoption of player-less solutions. This will become the standard in the not-so-distant future.